While eco-tourism as a concept is still not fully realised in Uruguay the nature of the country and its history make it a great candidate for developing this area of travel. The landscape is wonderful, flat, grassland, full of animals, plant life and opportunities for outdoor exploration. Their rail network is dilapidated and only one line still functions; it does however have an extensive coach and bus service.
The annual turtle nesting season has begun in earnest on Australia's Queensland's Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays. From November through to March every year, a breeding population of turtles comes ashore on Heron and Wilson Islands to nest, approximately three to seven times during a season. The turtles lay their eggs at the same location where they were born, laying on average 120 eggs in one clutch.
Tourism in Mozambique took a dramatic tumble during the country's civil war from 1977 to 1992. Since then, the government has worked hard to restore the country's tourism industry, and perhaps fortunately, due to the fact that they essentially had to start all over again, were able to better implement sustainable and ecotourism principles in the rebuilding process.
The biodiversity of the tropics and the cultural richness of Asia, Africa and South America are irresistible to the typical ecotourist. Other countries which are not usually associated with ecotourism are also jumping on the ecotourism bandwagon. Sri Lanka is closely following this trend. And why not? The country is an ideal destination for nature-based travel for the adventurous backpacker, for a group traveler, and for the whole family.
Very few countries in the world are as inherently sustainable as Iceland.This island nation in the north Atlantic possesses many of the ideal components of sustainability, a cooperative government, like-minded citizens, vast and stunning landscapes, pure water sources, exceptional wildlife, and an overall commitment to the conservation of nature.
Think of travel in the Middle East, and it's likely that eco-tourism isn't the first thought that comes to mind. Often associated with desert sands, rich history, deep religious symbolism, and political unrest, the Middle East has certainly projected an image to travelers, and eco-tourism is barely a pixel. However, up close, that pixel packs a pretty powerfully green punch, emanating from Jordan.
2010 marks the beginning of Mynatour?s biggest and most exciting adventure yet - and we?re going to share it with you everyday online. We are going to transport you to South Africa - home of the 2010 World Cup - and a place that will experience one of the biggest environmental impacts of any sporting event in history and try to promote some advices to make it, just, a little bit greener.